Next month, you won’t need an insane vertical leap to rise to power in the National Basketball Association. Game developer 2K Sports, which makes basketball video game NBA 2K13, announced Wednesday the launch of 2K Everywhere. This includes a Facebook game where gamers can import a created player from the video game and compete in challenges with friends, as well as mobile apps.
If you’ve seen even just one event of the Summer Olympic Games in London, you’ve probably noticed that these are the most social Olympics ever. A China-based athletic apparel company, Li-Ning, is contributing to this effort. Using social platform UNation, Li-Ning is giving fans an inside pass to London by having them connect with athletes such as American triple-jumper Christian Taylor and Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell on Facebook and other modes of social media.
Two of America’s most popular athletes are also the most popular 2012 Olympians on Facebook. According to our sister site, AllFacebook Stats, basketball stars Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have the most fans of any athlete competing in the upcoming 2012 London Summer Olympic Games. Who else has a loyal following?
The National Basketball Association Finals between the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder is in full swing, and the league will take advantage of an off-night in the series Wednesday, when its television arm, NBA TV, will air the first-ever NBA Social Media Awards at 9 p.m. ET.
National Basketball Association flavor of the month Jeremy Lin has had a Facebook page since August 2010, but he added to the “Linsanity” by launching a timeline profile over the weekend.
With the National Basketball Association lockout over and the league prepping for its Christmas Day tipoff, the NBA and some of its marquee players are fast-breaking to Facebook for two events.
National Basketball Association superstar LeBron James is taking his talents to Facebook, judging an advertising competition on the social network sponsored by Sheets energy strips.
Soccer dominates Facebook’s rankings of the top sports themes in status updates, reminding us of how global the social network really is.
The Los Angeles Lakers’ Facebook page has more fans than any other North American sports team, exceeding 11 million.
Even though the National Basketball Association is in the midst of a lockout over a labor dispute, there are still plenty of Facebook pages basketball fans can follow to stay up to date on their favorite teams and players.